Archive for November 2nd, 2014

Hideko Ajifu

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Oct. 21, 2014
Hideko Ajifu, 89, of Kahului, a registered nurse, died at home. She was born in Waikapu, Maui. She is survived by daughter Arlette Kiriyama and brother Richard. Private services. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Paulyn Lara Bagaoisan

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Oct. 17, 2014
Paulyn Lara Bagaoisan, 49, of Keaau, Hawaii, a floral nursery employee, died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by husband JerryN.; son Jay Paul Lara; mother Adarlina Lara; brothers Reinerio and Loysito Lara; and sisters Cherrie Lara and Ethelind Ribao. Visitation: 8 a.m. Saturday at Keaau Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Cremation to follow at Dodo Mortuary Crematory.

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Alexander S. Botelho

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Sept. 24, 2014
Alexander S. Botelho, 97, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired clerk with the former Paauhau and Hamakua Sugar companies and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died at home. He was born in Paauhau, Hawaii. He is survived by wife Helen; son Dereck; daughters Georgette and Sheryll Kaniho and Marita Cauley; brother Amos; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services.

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Helen Wallace Carvalho

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Sept. 9, 2014
Helen Wallace Carvalho, 92, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Stanley, daughter Kathleen “Cookie” McDougall, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Private inurnment.

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Aileen Hatsuko Chun

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Chun Aileen HAILEEN HATSUKO CHUN of Pearl City, passed away on October 9, 2014. Born July 13, 1943 in Honolulu, she was raised in Hilo and was married to Joseph W.L. Chun (deceased) for 41 years. She is survived by daughters Joleen Chun and Cherilyn (Michael) Evangelista, brother Burton (Carol) Tomita, granddog Kika, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a retired medical office administrator, and enjoyed her golden years with the Guang Zhong Chinese Music Club, See Dai Doo Society, cultivating her orchids, baking and spoiling her granddog. A celebration of her life will be held at Hosoi Garden Mortuary on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Visitation at 5:30 pm. No flowers, please. Casual attire.

Steven Conners

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Oct. 6, 2014
Steven Conners, 53, of Honolulu, a front desk agent, died in Honolulu. He was born in Malone, N.Y. He is survived by brothers Tim and Marvin, and sisters Donna Disotelle and Diane Conners. Services in New York. No flowers. Condolences: zonalynnconners@hotmail.com or oahumortuary.com.

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IRENE AURORA DARAOG

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IRENE AURORA DARAOG Age 93, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away October 11, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born April 14, 1921 in Dingle, Panay, Philippines. She is survived by sister, Magdalena Phillips; nephew, David Biacan; niece, Donna King. Visitation 10:30 a.m. Thursday (Nov 6) at the Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Eulogy 11:30 a.m., Prayer Service 12:00 p.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Fermin Vera Dasalla

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Oct. 24, 2014
Fermin Vera Dasalla, 82, of Wailuku, a landscaper for Baysa’s Landscaping, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. He is survived by wife Adelina; sons Danilo, Fermin Jr. and Alex; daughters Rose Gines, Victoria Dela Fuente, Gina Mateo and Erene O’Connor; and sisters Juanita Manois and Elena Saturno. Visitation: 6 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Church. Services: 7:30 p.m. Mass: 8 p.m. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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EMILIO “MEL” BAPTISTA DIAZ

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$nameEMILIO MEL BAPTISTA DIAZ Age 88, of Ewa Beach, passed away at home on October 16, 2014. Mr. Diaz suffered a stroke on October 1. He was born May 22, 1926 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines to Norberto and Juanita Diaz. Mr. Diaz was married to the late Realonda Pagdilao Diaz. He is survived by daughter, Myrna-Lyn (Peter) Abang; by son, Norbert Michael; grand- children Stephen and Michael (of Oregon), and Emily-Rae (of Arizona); siblings Resurreccion Diaz (Fortunato) Pecpec, Victor (Fermina) Diaz, Clarita (Dominador) Diaz, Peregrina (Francisco) Diaz, Juan (Victoria Diaz) Sarian, Helen (Andres) Pagdilao and Socorra (Artemio) Pagdilao; many nieces and nephews. Mr. Diaz was retired from the U.S. Army with 22 years of service, the U.S. Army Officers Club restaurant system, and as manager of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Restaurant. He attended and received an A.S. degree from Leeward Community College, was a member of the Ewa Community Church, the Badoc-Pinili Association, the Wednesday Senior Bowling League at Barbers Point, honored as a 100+ pint donor at the Blood Bank of Hawaii, and the Ewa Plantation Singers as their male chaperone. Visitation 5:30 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 6) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m., Saturday (Nov. 8) at Mililani Memorial Park, Waipio. The family requests that you wear your favorite blue-color attire.

Robert Kam Wah Dung

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Oct. 12, 2014
Robert Kam Wah “Bob” Dung, 92, of Honolulu, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard engineer technician and an Army veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Ricky and Russell; brothers Francis and James; sisters Eleanor Ching, Jeanette “Lani” Digges, Mary Ann “Bobbie” Yu and Patsy Ann “Billie” Ching; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Services: 11:30 a.m. Private inurnment. Aloha attire. No flowers.

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Craig S. Ebisuya

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Sept. 13, 2014
Craig S. Ebisuya, 82, of Pearl City, died in Pearl City. He was born in Waianae. He is survived by wife Tamaki, son Byron, daughters Gail Ebisuya and Iris Pascua, brother Eugene, and four grandchildren. Private services.

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Apolonia Buenaflor Echalas

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Oct. 23, 2014
Apolonia Buenaflor Echalas, 96, of Carson, Calif., a hotel industry housekeeper, died in Torrance, Calif. She was born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Philippines. She is survived by sons Domy and Ben; daughters Alma Tabios, Priscila E. Baloaloa and Lennie Rebudal; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Memorial Park, Garden of Meditation. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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Denise Kwai Jung Leong Erlandiz

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Oct. 18, 2014
Denise Kwai Jung Leong “Bugsy” Erlandiz, 46, of Wahiawa, a homemaker, died. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Travis; sons Everett, Travis-Tee and Tevin; daughters Cherish and Gabrielle; sister Alena Mason; and seven grandchildren. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Zablan Beach Park, Nanakuli. Gathering: 12:30 p.m. Bring own beach chair or mat. Beach casual attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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BENJAMIN D. B. FONG

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BENJAMIN D. B. FONG Age 81 of Aiea, passed away Oct. 11, 2014. Born in Honolulu. Retired Officer for City Bank. Survived by wife, Wanda Fong; sons, James (Raynette), Benson, Timothy “Mikie”, Matthew; daughters, Eleanore Fong – Severance, Anjulie (Raymond) Afalava, Clarelyn (Donovan) Calhau; 7 grand- children; brother, Francis (Genny) Fong; sister, Clarice (Harvey) Choy; Visitation 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 11, 2014 at ST Elizabeth Church in Aiea (99-312 Moanalua Road); Eulogy 11:30 a.m. and mass at 12noon; burial to follow at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Melinda E. Fujita

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Oct. 7, 2014
Melinda E. Fujita, 85, of Honolulu, a retired state mental health aide, died in Honolulu. She was born in Puunene, Maui. She is survived by numerous cousins. Services pending on Maui.

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DIONICIA “TACING” ATUELAN GALDIANO

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$nameDIONICIA TACING ATUELAN GALDIANO Age 76, of Pearl City, passed away October 20, 2014 in Pearl City. Born October 9, 1938 in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired from Outrigger Hotels. She is survived by husband, Melchor Galdiano; sons, Rogelio “Roger” (Marivic) Galdiano, Jeremias (Sherliza) Galdiano of CA; daughter, Noralyn (Dut Nguyen) Galdiano of FL; brothers, Patricio (Seniang) Atuelan of P.I., Pedro (Dominga) Atuelan of Canada, Aniano (Velma) Atuelan of P.I.; sister, Apolonia Atuelan of P.I.; 6 grandchildren. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 11/5 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:00 a.m. Thursday 11/6 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 9:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Valley of the Temples.

Paul Kurt Kaiser

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Oct. 26, 2014
Paul Kurt Kaiser, 61, of Makawao, Maui, a sales manager at Valley Isle Motors, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by his wife Robin; sons Drew and Kurt; daughters Jennifer Kramer and Rachael Kaiser; brother Henry L.; sisters Kathy Shimabokoro, Leona and Deborah Kaiser and Gwendolyn Brower; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Monday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Lai Yung Kam

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Oct. 25, 2014
Lai Yung Kam, 90, of Honolulu, a retired diagnostic social worker with the state Department of Education, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by son Jeffery; daughters Melanie Ito, Lissa and April Kam and Kellie Chun; brother Kwai Tin Choy; and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Services: 12:45 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Casual attire. Memorial donations suggested to Islands Hospice Foundation in her memory. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

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HELEN “NEKE” MAY PIILANI KAMANA

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HELEN NEKE MAY PIILANI KAMANA Age 73, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 3, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born September 22, 1941 in Honolulu, HI. Retired from Hawaiian Studies, DOE & Ewa Limu Project. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Waianae Ward. She is survived by sons, Walter (Phyllis) Kamana, Lopena (Anela) Kamana; daughters, Muilun Kamana, Pearl (Tel) Kamana, Patricia (Joseph) Kamana; hanai-daughter, Bridgett Hanaike; brother, Harry Kaai; sisters, Martha (Wala) Kahookele, Frances Kaai; 2 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Friday (Nov. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Michael Alan Kaualoku

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Oct. 28, 2014
Michael Alan Kaualoku, 60, of Pearl City, an IT technician at Stevenson Intermediate School, a former vice president of offshore catering for Phoenix Petroleum Co. and a former director of operations for Cork ‘N Cleaver Restaurants, died in Pearl City. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by fiancee Cindy Ford; brothers George and Stephen; and sisters Marvid Schneider, Dayna Czarnecki, Mary-Beth Rank, Amy Canejo and Loralee MacDonald. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Epiphany Episcopal Church. Services: 11 a.m. Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. at Oahu Cemetery. Aloha attire. Lei welcome. Online condolences: oahumortuary.com.

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SU CHON KIM

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$nameSU CHON KIM A second-generation Korean- American, Su Chon was born in Waipahu and brought up in Honolulu, where she graduated from both the Saint Andrew’s Priory School for Girls and the University of Hawaii. For many years, she was a teacher at the Ala Wai Elementary School, where she was a beloved friend to many of her students and to many of her fellow teachers. Su Chon was also the much-beloved and admired mother to three children – Glenn, Michael and Susan. She will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to know and love her.

DAVID ARTHUR LERPS

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DAVID ARTHUR LERPS Colonel David Arthur Lerps, USMC (RET), died on October 21, 2014 after a long and valiant struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 28, 1931, he spent his early years in Eastchester, New York and was an honors graduate of Duke University where he was Commandant of the Naval Battalion and participated in every sport, winning distinction as quarterback of the 1954 Blue Demons Football Team. His flight training at NAS Pensacola prepared him for many years in the Marine Air Wing. During his 30 year military career, he served three tours in Japan and flew 312 missions in Vietnam in 1968, where he was awarded 23 Air Medals and nominated for a Distinguished Flying Cross for valor in an especially dangerous mission to the DMZ. He later served in strategic planning at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, DC, was both student and teacher at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces while gaining his MBA at George Washington University. He concluded his active duty as Chief of Staff, LFTC Pacific Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado. Upon retiring from active duty in 1984, he was appointed Chief of Staff at the Academy of the Pacific, a post he held for 18 years. After retiring from AOP, he became a student once again, studying Shakespeare and music at The University of Hawaii. He was a board member of Hawaii Opera Theater and member of the Hawaii Wagner Society. He was an ardent ocean canoe paddler, a board member of the Lanikai Canoe Club and coordinator of the Duke Kahanamoku Long Distance Canoe Race for four years. Even with the decline in mobility, and speech, and loss of the ability to swallow, he never lost his love for opera, sports, for his family, Catholic faith and Marine Corps. As life-long friend John Schwarz wrote, “Dave never really left the Corps..’once a Marine always a Marine…’ He was “SEMPER FI” a Marine to his final breath!” Dave is survived by Mary, his wife of 55 years, his children Kathy Lerps, Karen Pittman, Robert Lerps, six grandchildren: Vito and Dylan Higgins, Ashley Snow, Amber Lerps, Kylie and Kassidy Barker; and a sister Ann Falkenberg and brother Kurt Lerps. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Church in Kailua in January 2015 followed by interment of his ashes in the National Military Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Donations are suggested to the Michael J. fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

OWEN SOY HUNG LOUI

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$nameOWEN SOY HUNG LOUI Owen Soy Hung Loui, 103, passed away on August 3, 2014. He was born on May 5, 1911 in Honolulu, to Koon Chan and Leong Shee Loui, the sixth of nine children. He grew up in Nuuanu and Kaimuki, attended Lili’uokalani School, and graduated from McKinley High School in 1929. Foregoing college to help his family, he worked as a bookkeeper, then accountant for 19 years, gaining experience at Young, Lamberton and Pearson, CPAs. In 1946, while taking a CPA review course in New York, he met his future wife, Marjorie, a Columbia U graduate student from Sacramento, CA. He opened his own accounting firm, Owen Loui and Co., CPAs in 1948. He was elected president of the Hawaii Society of CPAs in 1966-1967. He and Marjorie had 6 children and were married for 50 years. He is survived by his children; Peter (Lorraine Ota), Jacqueline (Steve Spielman), Elizabeth (Russell Tom), Katherine (Neal Akamine), and Paul (Masanna Sy) of California; grand- children Christine, Sarah, Matthew, Tyler, and Madeline Loui, Elysse and Kaitlyn Tom, and sisters Mildred and Lucille Louis. He was an avid sportsman, playing on the Chinese Amateurs baseball team in the 1930s. He became a Hawaii top-ranked tennis player, coaching mens tennis at the UH in the 1930s and 40s. He also coached in the Kahala Little League. As a teenager he started caddying at Waialae Golf Course when it opened in 1927, joined the Longwood Golf Club, and was an Ala Wai Golf Course regular. Playing golf almost daily into his 90’s, he walked the course and carried his golf bag. It was his favorite pastime. He was an avid reader and enjoyed working in his yard. He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie in 2001, son Timothy in 2004, sisters Berthie, Rose, Helen, and Lillian Louis, and brothers James and Leighton Louis. A private graveside service was held at Diamond Head Memorial Park on November 1. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to 940 Noio Street, Honolulu, HI. 96816, or www.forevermissed.com or emailed to louio001@hawaii.rr.com. Donations can be made in his memory to a favorite local charity.

Bunkichi Matsuyoshi

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Oct. 8, 2014
Bunkichi Matsuyoshi, 94, of Waimea, Kauai, a retired electrician and an Army veteran who served during World War II in the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Kenneth and Gary, daughter Carol, brother Seizen Inamine and sister Yuriko Inamine. Visitation: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kauai Veterans Cemetery, Hanapepe. Burial: 3:15 p.m.

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DIANE T. MEDEIROS

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Diane T  MedeirosDIANE T. MEDEIROS 70, of Kailua, Oahu died October 26, 2014. She was born April 4, 1944 in Honolulu. Diane was a proud graduate of St. Francis School. She is survived by her husband Justin Medeiros Sr; sons Justin Jr (Venus), Karl (Kainani) and Clint; 7 grandchildren Justin III (Tyler), Gregory, Ekela, Kai’a, Tia, Kekailiko and Kylea; father Joseph Vierra Sr and mother Helen F. Vierra- deceased; brother Joseph Vierra Jr (Patti); sisters Angela Tavares (Gil) and Yvonne Vallies-deceased (Bill). Services on Saturday (Nov. 8) at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua; visitation 11 a.m., eulogy 12 p.m., mass 12:30 p.m. with burial to follow 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park.

JOYCE MISAKO NAKATA

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JOYCE MISAKO NAKATA Age 71, of Aiea, HI, passed away October 17, 2014 in Aiea, HI. Born May 29, 1943 in Honolulu, HI. She is survived by spouse, Ikuo Nakata; son, Lance (Kathleen) Nakata; daughter, Lori S. (Emet) Domingo, Jr.; 4 grandchildren. Private Services held.

Leroy Kapulaninuiaumiakapukini Napeahi

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Oct. 10, 2014
Leroy Kapulaninuiaumiakapukini “Braddah” Napeahi, 54, of Hilo, a former construction worker for Pimatech Construction Inc. and Pacific Inc., died in Hospice of Hilo Pohai Malama Facility. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Ian and Neil K.; daughters Leah, Laysa and Destiny; brother Rex; sisters Francelia “Fran” Napeahi and Kay “Honey Girl” Papalimu; and four grandchildren. Visitation: 8 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1373 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Edison Nueva

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Oct. 16, 2014
Edison Nueva, 75, of Honolulu, an Okuhara Foods retiree, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in the Philippines. He is survived by wife Melania; sons Roberto, Roy, Rommel and Romulo; daughter Rowena Acoba; brothers Rogelio De La Rosa and Richard Otte and 10 grandchildren. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary, East Chapel. Services: 6 p.m.

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James Phillip Rust

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Oct. 22, 2014
James Phillip Rust, 68, of Kula, Maui, a general contractor and owner of Maui Service Ltd., died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Cynthia; daughters Tanya and Toni; sisters Sandra Murphy, Patricia Glisson, Charmaine Rust and Darnell Fujisaki; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Monday at King’s Cathedral. Services: 5:30 p.m. Inurnment: 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Online condolences: nakamuramortuary.com.

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LIONEL TSUNEO “TIGER” SAKAI

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LIONEL TSUNEO TIGER SAKAI Age 74, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away October 7, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born December 13, 1939 in Waialua, HI. He is survived by son, Brian Sakai; daughters, Corinne (Jeff) Miyashiro, Rochelle (Lance) Sakai-Tabe, Roxanne Sakai; brothers, Harvey Sakai, Ralph Sakai, Kenneth Sakai; 3 grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Friday (Nov. 7) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


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